Well, Donald Trump just put the media on FULL blast — do you love this or do you hate it? According to Rush Limbaugh, this is the press conference that we have all been asking for. Donald Trump finally ripped a new one to the biased media, just watch for yourself below:
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Here’s what Rush had to say about it:
RUSH: Well, that’s what you’ve all wanted. That’s what everybody’s been asking for I don’t know how long. That was a press conference. That was a press conference. That was the kind of press conference Republicans voters have been dying to see for who knows how many years.
Say what you will about Donald Trump — how many years have people been begging for a Republican to just once take on the media the way Trump did? All the way from the premise, to the details, to the motivation, he took ’em all on. And the piece de resistance is some journalist said, “Mr. Trump, Mr. Trump –” and, by the way, these people in the media, they may hate the guy, but they cannot stop covering him.
There are a couple things in the Trump Stack today that are gonna force me — not force — have, I should say, inspired me to do another in-depth explanation of why all this is happening. Why Trump is happening. Why Trump is working. Trump’s relationship with the media, what is sustaining it. How it is that Trump is succeeding in getting a bunch of people that literally hate him to help him out. It’s fascinating.
Folks, it’s a fascinating case study in politics and sociology, psychology, pop culturism, post whatever modernism, it’s an amazing thing, and I’m gonna do my best to explain it because it’s fascinating to me. It’s literally fascinating to me.
Now, back to this Trump press conference, if you didn’t see it, if you didn’t hear it, we’re working on audio sound bites now. We’re an editor short today so we’ll get them up as quickly as we can. We only got one guy editing. When we have two guys editing it would only take half the time it’s gonna take now.
But, anyway, the piece de resistance — you thought I lost my place, but I didn’t, because I never do. Near the end of it a frustrated journalist (paraphrasing), “Mr. Trump, Mr. Trump, Mr. Trump, is it gonna be this way, are you gonna be attacking us after you become president?”
“Yes, it is. Because you are the most dishonest people, political press the most dishonest people I know. You know it and I know it. The press is dishonest, but the political press is especially dishonest.”
And then Jim Acosta, I think it was, CNN (paraphrasing), “Mr. Trump, Mr. Trump, do you object to scrutiny? You seem like you didn’t even like scrutiny, but you’re seeking the office of president of the United States, how do you think –”
“I don’t mind scrutiny. What I don’t like is lies. You can scrutinize me all day long but you set up false premises. You state things about me that are not true. Then you run stories on that. That’s why I’m out here trying to correct the record.” And then Trump says, “By the way, I’ve seen you, you’re among the worst. You’re at ABC, right? You’re the worst. You’re a sleaze.” And I’m thinking the people at home watching this — (laughing) ’cause, folks, in the age of internet trolling, manners are out the window. It’s a waste of time asking for manners here. Because, remember, in a war the aggressor sets the rules and I’m guaranteeing you that Trump thinks the media are the aggressors here.
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Here is a partial transcript of Trump’s exchange with the media:
MAJOR GARRETT, CBS NEWS: Why do you resent just the verification process that is natural?
TRUMP: Because I wanted to make this out of the goodness of my heart. I didn’t want to do this with the press is all involved. Then we said who it went to. how much was it. we gave — look, when this started, I think you were there. I said if we could raise a million dollars, that would be good and we ended up raising almost $6 million. I’m going to have more coming in over a period of time.
GARRETT : Don’t you believe you should be accountable to the people?
TRUMP: I’m totally accountable, but I didn’t want to have credit for it. Actually what I got was worse questioning me than credit because they were and this is money — by the way, most of that money went out very early. Just so you understand. but a lot of these groups, getting vetted by, you know, when you pay the money out, they need government documentation, they need a lot of different things. Plus we want to find out is it a good group. I had people, teams of people reviewing statistics, reviewing numbers, and also talking to people in the military to find out whether or not the group was deserving of the money. We have given to groups that are unbelievable groups and honestly I wish you could hear the phone calls and see the letters, they are so happy. And I’m happy to do it. I didn’t want the credit for it, but it was very unfair that the press treated us so badly. Go ahead.
JIM ACOSTA, CNN: To follow up on that, you keep calling us the dishonest press.
TRUMP: Generally speaking that’s 100 percent true, go ahead.
ACOSTA: I disagree with that, sir. If I can ask you this question, it seems as though you’re resistant to scrutiny, the kind of scrutiny that comes with running for president of the United States.
TRUMP: I like scrutiny. But you know what, when I raise money — excuse me, excuse me. I’ve watched you on television. You’re a real beauty. When I raise money for the veterans and it’s a massive amount of money, find out how much Hillary Clinton has given to the veterans, nothing. Then I see a few guys standing out there. They don’t even know what they’re there for. They’re there because Hillary Clinton’s campaign sent them. I think it was you or one of you that found out they were with Hillary Clinton’s campaign, which was interesting, but I wasn’t surprised. I don’t want the credit for it. But I shouldn’t be lambasted. and remember this, so out of the almost $6 million that was raised, not one penny did I take for administration costs. That’s unheard of, okay.